Association of American Geographers
April 21-25, 2015
Session Organizers: Josh Lepawsky and Max Liboiron
Questioning growth is deemed to be the act of lunatics, idealists and revolutionaries. But question it we must.
–Tim Jackson, (2009, 14). Prosperity Without Growth: Economics for a Finite Planet.
Topics may include, but are not limited to:
– The role of economics and/or accounting in global pollution and waste crises
– The materiality of diverse economies and/or degrowth in terms of waste and discards
– The economic histories and geographies of waste
– Critical case studies of waste practices under degrowth strategies or diverse economies
– Issues of scale between local diverse economies and global capitalism in terms of mitigating waste and pollution
-The geographic imagination of discards or waste in diverse economies and/or degrowth research and activism
– Methodologies for studying these questions
– Ways to link research and action to address these issues
The intent of this session is to bring together work in these areas for a productive conversation and cross fertilization of ideas. Editors at Society & Space have expressed interest in contributions from the session being curated into an open access forum of short pieces for the Society & Space Open Site. The AAG will provide the opportunity to present work publicly in the usual session format and will additionally be accompanied by a workshopping event parallel to but outside of the formal AAG session. The workshop is for participants to comment on and collaboratively develop each other’s work.
Josh Lepawsky (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Information on AAG submission process: http://www.aag.org/cs/annualmeeting/call_for_papers
Deadline for title and abstract (250 words max): October 5th, 2014.